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Fleet and Transport Manager

My client is in the Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain Sector. They are a global market leading distributor.


The Fleet and Transport Manager in Exeter will be responsible for...

  • Ensure that transport labour costs fall within budget and monitor through the implementation of robust control mechanisms.

  • Monitor vehicle running costs and investigate when costs are above expected threshold.

  • Ensure robust mechanisms are in place for effective management of driver payments.

  • The making of arrangements to ensure that drivers comply with hours and tachograph rules and with speed limits.

  • The maintenance of the vehicles, including the inspection of vehicles at the appropriate time and the action taken to remedy defects found.

  • To ensure a system is in place for the reporting and recording of vehicle defects by drivers and thereafter the timely rectification of defects reported.

  • To ensure compilation and the accuracy of all service and maintenance records kept, which must be for a period of not less than 15 months.

  • To ensure that vehicle/s are not overloaded. To show due diligence regular weighing of vehicles/trailers

  • To ensure that only authorised vehicles are kept at the authorised Operating Centre(s) when not in use.

  • To carry out monthly checks of vehicles/trailers.

  • Ensure all customer deliveries are made in the prescribed manner.

  • Prepare and manage driver rotas to ensure trained cover for absence and appropriate vehicles are available.

  • Ensure all documentation is filled in line with statutory requirements.

  • Ensure vehicle fuel and oiling arrangements are controlled in the agreed manner.

  • Complete monthly Fleet KPI's by agreed deadline and monitor performance. Address issues and create remedial action plans.

  • Facilitate the completion of quarterly fleet audits and ensure issues are addressed through the execution of an action plan.

  • Investigate customer services issues, provide prompt feedback and implement remedial actions to prevent similar issues.

  • Ensure the department meets all H&S requirements and team members are aware of their responsibilities.

  • Ensure the compliance of reverse delivery (Returns) of stock and totes (all types) back to the Service Centre

  • Take appropriate steps to maintain IIP accreditation, agreeing clear objectives for direct reports and monitoring performance through annual appraisal process as per company guidelines.

  • Take responsibility for all areas of people management for direct reports including coaching and nurturing talent and motivating the team through effective leadership.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to colleagues in areas of responsibility.

  • Work closely with management colleagues to drive efficiency's across the Service Centre promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Assume responsibility for site operation in Service Centre Managers absence.


The Fleet and Transport Manager will have...

  • CPC holder essential.

  • Experience of managing large teams including at various locations.

  • Experience of managing managers as direct reports.

  • Previous experience of managing a team in achievement of business goals

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office with the confidence to learn other systems

  • Suits an individual who is organised, analytical, structural, independent, tenacious and comfortable in communicating with others

  • Intermediate Numeracy and Literacy

  • Ability to use initiative

Job Offer

The successful candidate will receive...

  • A salary of £40,000-£45,000 depending on experience
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car
  • Pension Scheme
  • 25+8 Days Holiday
  • Monday to Friday Day Shifts
Michael Page Logistics
Job Category
Job Type
£40000 to £45000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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